Jessie James Decker insists her NFL husband was tricked into a National Anthem demonstration. Country star Jessie James Decker is being criticized for defending her NFL husband, who she says unknowingly participated in a national anthem demonstration. Before a Sunday game between the Tennessee Titans (for which Jessie’s husband, Eric, is a wide receiver) and the Seattle Seahawks, both teams remained in their respective locker rooms during the national anthem.
The Seahawks are 1-2 through three games. They’re also incredibly difficult to figure out. It seemed clear the team’s issues lied on the offensive side of the ball before Sunday. The offensive line was in shambles and Seattle had scored just one touchdown through its first nine quarters. But then, something flipped. In the second half Sunday, the defense was the weak link, while the offense found its rhythm. The Seahawks gave up a staggering 33 points and 420 yards of total offense to Tennessee, sinking any chances of a second-half comeback. Columnist Matt Calkins says the defense didn’t play up to its lofty standards, but there’s still plenty of time to turn things around. So, here they sit
You hear a lot about Marcus Mariota being the kind of quiet leader that players rally around. Here, in the form of crazed tackle Taylor Lewan defending his quarterback, is more proof of how players feel about Mariota: Yes, most players would come to the aid of any player — but a QB specifically — if they were subjected to a late hit like that. But Lewan is on another level. He’s going after Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback who, frankly, seems intent on getting kicked out of this game. One of the most thoughtful NFL voices away from the field, Sherman has always played with an edge. But that hit was late and unnecessary. Especially for a player already walking a thin line: Sherman